HOW TO VOTE!*

All-Mail Ballot Election Information

Based on Governor Newsom’s Executive Orders and new legislation for the November Presidential Election, every registered voter will receive a ballot in the mail. In addition, Vote By Mail Ballot Drop Boxes will be available prior to and on election day and Voter Service Centers will be open October 31-November 3 for in-person voting.

Vote by Mail Ballots (VBM) can be returned in multiple ways: 

Mailed via United States Postal Service

Delivered to a secure VBM Drop Boxes

Delivered to a Voter Service Center during the 4 days of Voting

San Luis Obispo County will have 23 Voting Service Centers open October 31st to November 3rd.**  To find your Drop Box and Voter Service Center Location, CLICK HERE.

Vote By Mail Drop Off Location in Morro Bay: Hours/Locations are subject to change due to COVID-19.  Please check back our website for updates.  Your VBM return envelope is postage paid, but you can still utilize on of the Official VBM Ballot Drop Boxes located around the county.  Ballots returned at these boxes are collected directly by the County Election office. For more information, CLICK HERE to visit the SLO County Clerk Recorder’s website.

  • Morro Bay Library, 625 Harbor Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442 , Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm, 24/7 Book Drop

Voting Service Center in Morro Bay: Open (Saturday, October 31st – Monday, November 2nd, 9 am – 5 pm) and ELECTION DAY, Tuesday, November 3rd, 7 am – 8 pm.  Vote by Mail Ballots can be dropped off at Voter Service Centers

  • Morro Bay Community Center, 1001 Kennedy Way, Morro Bay, CA 93442

Important! To ensure you receive a voter information guide and VBM ballot, register to vote or, if registered, CLICK HERE to check your voter status and address.

Residents are encouraged to follow the San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder’s Office on Facebook and CLICK HERE to visit the San Luis Obispo County Clerk’s Election Page for updates.

Voting in Person

There are two ways you can vote in person: by voting early, or by visiting a Voter Service Center. Submitting your Vote By Mail ballot is recommended, although you can also receive a ballot there and surrender your Vote By Mail ballot.

1. Early Voting is Now Available in San Luis Obispo and Atascadero

    • San Luis Obispo Office – 1055 Monterey Street, Govt Center Lobby, open M-F from 8am – 5pm
    • Atascadero Office – 6565 Capistrano, upstairs Conference Room, open M-F from 8am – 5pm

2. Voter Service Center (poll) hours of operation:

Saturday, October 31st – Monday, November 2nd: 9am–5pm

ELECTION DAY Tuesday, November 3rd: 7am–8pm

  • Morro Bay Community Center, 1001 Kennedy Way, Morro Bay, CA 93442.
  • Your ballot can also be dropped off at any of the 23 Voter Service Centers throughout the County if you’re unable to make it to the Morro Bay location.

Your Voter Registration Status

To be eligible to vote at the November 3, 2020 election, an individual must be a United States citizen, a resident of California, and 18 years of age or older on Election day (16- and 17-year-olds may pre-register). Additional limitations may apply.  In order to vote in a Morro Bay election, or nominate a candidate for a Morro Bay elected office, an individual must be registered to vote at an address in Morro Bay.

  • Check your voter registration status: CLICK HERE to visit the Secretary of State’s website or call the San Luis Obispo County Elections office at (805) 781-5228.
  • Register or update your voter registration: CLICK HERE to visit the Secretary of State’s online voter registration website. Paper voter registration forms are available at San Luis Obispo County elections office, local libraries, Department of Motor Vehicles offices, and US Post Offices.
  • Additional voter registration information may be found at the Secretary of State’s website, CLICK HERE to visit. If you miss the standard registration deadline, you can still register to vote conditionally and cast a ballot up to and including Election Day.

Track Your Ballot

“Where’s My Ballot?” – Sign up to track your ballot when it is mailed, received, and counted. CLICK HERE to track your ballot to receive notifications to find out where your ballot is.

Resources

For more information, visit the City of Morro Bay’s website CLICK HEREand the San Luis Obispo County Clerk’s Office CLICK HERE.

*This information was taken from the City of Morro Bay’s website as of Tuesday, October 27th 2020.

**This information was taken from the County of San Luis Obispo’s website as of Tuesday, October 27th 2020.

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